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in manhattan in 1967. i say that rarely in the boston public library, but i was. these are two images from my youth. we have similar images of new york and boston in the 1970s as well. the bottom image is gerald ford denying new york for a successful bailout. indeed, new york was very much headed for the trash heap of history. the city had been hemorrhaging by the thousands. it was not automobile production in detroit, it was production in new york city. and that was decimated by globalization and new technology. the city had been caught in a spiral of disorder and rising crime rate. racial conflicts just like here in boston, and the fiscal situation had gotten out of control with budgets that were far too high for the city to afford. it looked as if new york was going to go back to the weeds. like this image of jimmy carter wandering through the wasteland, and it really seemed as if the planet of the apes image of the statue of liberty rising was possible. with the cities were things that as time had come and gone, the future of the city's seemed dim because their original reason has largely
. he essentially privatize the part. now he wants to do the same thing to the boston,. that is a terrible idea. a boston journalist. so how did you save it? >> well, you have to make the park great if it s going to attract private funding. security, sanitation. whole cultural. a lot of programming to a draw people into the park at off hours. it's always safe. the best safety is not that tough security. john: the businesses aund the park to cough uphe money. and since 1996 we have not as the city government for a single dollar. john: it sounds good to me. the park looks great. what's wrong. >> well, the park looks good, but it could be better, and it could be public. john: what is so wrong with sucking money from private businesses? >> it goes intoprivate pockets. john: so what? >> is very good to use, for dan to use the public land for running a private business or rent apart where all year round there is commercial revenue from renting in up to businesses. he keeps all that money. people don't relize that. i was in the park yesterday. i walked around and did a survey
the fourth annual boston book festival, a panel entitled, what's next for women featuring anita hill, and arose in, and madeline kahn in. this is about an hour. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. such a pleasure to see you all year at what is absolutely one of my favorite advance in the city every year, the boss and books festival. i am co-host of radio boston. [applause] >> thank you very much. if you don't listen to this show i'm going to give a shameless plug. 3:00 p.m. monday through friday and, of course, very proud to be a presenting partner for boston but festival because this spirit that brings literally tens of thousands of us together on a day like this inquiry investigation exploration, love of learning and literature, it is a natural combination for the city of boston, boston but festival, and w. b. you are. i'm honored and proud to be here, especially for this panel. and before i introduce the three amazing women who are sitting to my right, a couple of quick reminders. one is that cell phones, if you have already been given that reminder, please turn them off. at the
for our panel. [applause] >> up next booktv takes you to the fourth annual boston book festival for a panel called the future of reading. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> good afternoon. my name is amy ryan, president of the boston public library and is an honor and pleasure to welcome you to the boston public library for the boston book festival. i would like to thank all the staff, particularly the abrupt porter, founder of the boston book festival for this amazing lineup this weekend of content rich programs. [applause] >> you can imagine my intense interest in this program, the future of reading and all of us in the library world are. i look forward to hearing your comments and what i would like to do is introduce the moderator, said campbell. [applause] >> it is my pleasure to be here today and i would like to start by thanking debbie and her team for putting on a great event. it is wonderful to spend the day here. very exciting for me to be on this particular panel because it cuts to the heart of what this event is all about, reading. and what the future of reading
be pretty terrifying, right, if it were true. a recent report from the boston consulting group says, quote, trying to hire high-skilled workers at rock bottom rates is not a skills gap. the report estimates that the skills gap actually affects between 80,000 and 100,000 workers, less than 1% of the total manufacturing workforce. the co-author of that report is also a senior and managing partner of the boston consulting group and also author of the book of "the manufacturing renaissance." thanks for stopping by to talk to us about this. i hear this a lot from executives. we've had people on this program who had people on this program who have said they just can't find the workers. you say they're not looking hard enough. they're not looking hard enough, they're not paying enough, and they're not investing in training enough. is that the answer? >> exactly. what we're seeing is companies who are not paying enough, they're looking at highly skilled jobs, they're trying to pay $12 or $15 an hour to. that's not a skills gap. they're trying to explore, you know, using lower end work force becaus
-span. but what soldiers now placed on century duty on the road in and out of boston and on guard outside the homes, officials and with british artillery now aimed at the town house of the general court, it is easy to understand why many boston residents felt threatened by the occupation. many he is how some soldiers try to stir up racial tensions in their town. not everyone in boston is white. for instance, with an -- within a month and there are rival, three british officers had been discovered encouraging some african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of the stock officers assured these black bostonians that the soldiers were there to procure their freedom and that with their help and assistance, we should be able to drive all the liberty bowl is to the devil. while that slaves he talked to ignore these lies, the british army was not there to free the slaves. several white residents marched complaints -- loged complaints. >> colonial life in british occupied boston, saturday night at 8:00 eastern, part of a holiday weekend now through monday morning on c-span
. and the strange way of her family, she was sent to a fancy finishing school in boston. were she was taught to dance well and to become a witty conversationalist and a striking young woman. in 1864, she had her debut in new york. and she came back here a few years later. nothing could outdo the flurry of excitement when she returned to new york in the fall of 1860. the city shimmered with news that the prince of wales was coming to visit. in his honor, a group of leading citizens was organizing a ball. society than was very excited. excited couples who had paid $10 apiece arrive at the academy of music. women curl their hair and they had special nods to acquaintances and friends. precisely at 10:00 p.m., they prayed and sang god save the queen and the slight friends stepped into the room. for two hours, nearly 3000 of new york's finest citizens rushed like schoolgirls to meet him. in a mad crush, the wooden floor collapsed. the band played furiously. the guests rushed to follow and they piled their plates with lobster salad, and filled their glasses with champagne. at 2:00 a.m., the dance f
90 miles west of boston. the blast was so loud it was heard from miles around. >> i jumped. i could feel the garbage cans move next to me. i new where it came from. i could tell it came from this part of the city. >> firefighters were investigating a gas leak 40 minutes before the explosion. firefighters and utility workers were injured but no fatalities. cause is under investigation. >> on the run. the fbi nabbed one of its ten most wanted. he's wanted for murdering four people in l.a. county. including his exgirlfriend who he also allegedly kidnapped and raped. >>> a santa cruz police officer fights for his life and it's all caught on camera. a man getting ready for the holidays watched this brawl unfold yesterday. the unidentified officer was trying to arrest lawrence for allegedly assaulting someone else when the fight broke outment at one point it looks like he goes for the officer side arm. >> once i saw him have his hand on his gun, i actually got really worried. and i wanted to run across the street right away and help him out was my first instinct. >> before he could jump i
to be a boston celtics t-shirt. he didn't know the means of the words on his chest, the shirt probably came from some pile of donation, but it showed the reach of the nba brand. you see this a lot. and tonight, there's some good-hearted men within the nba, trying to help similar children in ways that go far beyond second-hand t-shirts. here's jeffrey kofman. >> here we go. one last time. one last time. ready? recover. get them. >> reporter: they just might be the luckiest boys in africa. and maybe the world. >> excellent work, guys, excellent work. >> reporter: selected from 20 countries, flown here to johannesburg for four days of intensive basketball coaching -- >> basket one, far side, go. >> reporter: from some of the biggest names in the world of sports. >> nba, we are coming. >> nba, we are coming. >> reporter: that's nba, as in national basketball association. and that is nba all-star dikembe mutombo, all 72" of him. you put a lot of energy into this. why? >> because somebody did care for me for me to be where i am today. i feel like it's an obligation, to me and my duty and my power, to
the country at similar types of multiuse venues, whether it is the boston garden, whatever that is called or united center in chicago, the hp pavillion in san jose or the current or goal arena in oakland, there is a wide variety in the number per year really ranging -- these are once anchored by sports teams really between about 100 and 250, depending on the venue. i think the notion is there are -- part is whether or not your regional area has enough capacity to maintain a multiday -- events that would happen recurrently over a lot of days or whether your market is such that a show might only come to town for a few days. depending on the market in some ways depends on the number of events. i can let rick speak about this. >> just a question in the context of the events. is that really a major consideration for this project being successful in years to come? if it is 25 events what does that -- >> thank you for the question. that is a realistic number and facility of this size and budget we are talking about to perform, that is not only a goal but something we will try to achieve. there a
begin with breaking news, a leveling buildings in springfield, massachusetts. fox 25 out of boston. officials say there was a gas leak in the area. witnesses reported windows shattering, brings flies, even a mushroom cloud rising above the epicenter of the explosion. folks say they felt and heard the boom from miles away. abulbasher of in people had significant injuries. we are told several buildings were damaged including a scores gentlemen's club right at the center of the blast. our chief fox report correspondent jonathan hunt is live with the news. we are told, jonathan, there was trouble shortly before the blast. >> yeah, john. about 4:20 eastern, this afternoon, there was, in the words of one local reporter. a real stench of gas in the several blocks surrounding what turned out to be the site of the bomb's blast in downtown springfield, massachusetts. utility workers were apparently on scene working on this. and according to that same reporter, the smell of gas had dissipated a great deal just before strangely the explosion actually happened. that was 5:30 eastern. some 90 mi
felt threatened. soldiers tried to stir up racial tension. of course, not everyone in boston is white. within a month of their arrival, three british officers are discovered encouraging african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of those drunken officers assured the black bostonians that the soldiers had come to procure their freedom. with their help, they should be able to drive the liberty boys to the devil. the british army is not in boston to free the slaves. several white residents lodge complaints. captain wilson and his friends had engaged in a dangerous act to foment slave dissatisfaction. >> a discussion on how veterans are treated when returning from war. we will hear from: paul and general stanley mcchrystal, former commander of troops in -- colon powell and general stanley mcchrystal. this is about an hour-and-a- half. [applause] >> thank you for being here. this is a marvelous idea. there is an appetite in america for big ideas that unite us. >> a larger idea that we should all be thinking about is how we treat our returning veterans from the two
in colonial boston, you can imagine what that might have been like. when i was writing about franklinite realize a large part of the story was going to consist of franklin growing old because he became america's emissary to france during the american revolution at the age of 70. i started writing about franklin when i was around 40 and i really wondered whether i was going to be able to understand what it was like to grow old and infirm which was a large part of a franklin story. partly for this reason, i decided, and this is carried through in my other book, i decided to tell my stories, i try to relate the lives of my characters as much as possible through the perceptions, the words of people who knew them. my books tend to have more eyewitness stuff than some others. if i have a choice between writing a scene in my own words and writing a scene in the words of somebody who was mayor, i will tend toward the person who was there. that conveys a certain authenticity and it relieves me of the burden really of sort of providing the authority because the question anyone should have is how d
of this too is kennedy had around in a close-knit group. they are often called the boston mafia or the kennedy mafia or whatever. there were people who went back of the political career and robustly be generally come committee paid to democratic politics. but in the ex-con in the cabinet committee surrounded himself with a remarkably centrist range of people. several republicans. director of central intelligence , robert mcnamara who is not overtly political. douglas had actually made sure a lot of his advisers were actually very centrist. he was not getting left-leaning partisan people when he was making important decisions. >> host: that pascua must question the taste or do dedicated many years to the miller center of public affairs and the recordings project. talk about the value of these tapes, but also the potential pitfalls. some have said because the tapes are so wonderful that we can focus too much on them and there might be a danger to that. >> guest: absolutely. as you point out at the university of virginia we've been working on these tapes, all as sixth president eagerly taped arou
sent brick and glass trying through the downtown street. springfield is an hour west of boston. one witness heard loud explosion before knock down on the other side of the store. >> san bruno family was in a r returning home after a morning of shopping and tonight a family member tells us 2 are dead, 4 others injured along with chp officer. of john with more on holiday tragedy. >> shopping trip ended in a horrifying rollover crash on highway 101 north near embarcadero road. strewn along the freeway were gifts with the tag still on them. relatives tell abc 7 news that the family left the home in san bruno around 11:30 last night to two shopping in gilroy. they were buying gifts to take become to independent why for the upcoming wedding of 24-year-old daughter who was killed in the crash. >> somewhere in this area. maybe gilroy or somewhere exactly i don't know yet. because they were going to go to independent why for marriage. >>reporter: friends relative arrived at stanford medical center overcome by what had happened. . about a quarter to7 this morning as the 6 family members
miles west of boston. >>> tonight, 12 people remain in serious condition after yesterday's massive crash on a texas highway. the highway patrol tells us more than 100 vehicles were involved in a pileup on a foggy interstate near beaumont. the crash killed two people. a couple on their way to a gambling trip. >> my dad and i, we worked together, we had a good relationship and we had, got to spend time together golfing and fishing and i'm so thankful for that now. my parents are wonderful, loving people. all who knew them, knew that and they'll be sorely missed. >> witnesses tell our local affiliate the dense fog made it impossible to see. >>> good news, in new york, the gas rationing program put in place in the days after superstorm sandy, the rationings ends tomorrow. 85% of the gas stags are now running. only 25% were openeded just two weeks ago. new jersey and long island stopped rationing gas last week. >>> jailed russian punk musician is now in solitary confinement according to a statement from her lawyer, she was moved to a single prison cell for her own protection because of confli
the program will quickly expand to other major cities including boston, chicago, and new york. the experiment they're calling metro post is projected to generate 10 to $50 million in new revenue over the next year. you have got to ask yourself why are you doing and only now? leak to the party. $15.9 billion annual loss, by comparison fedex chose the $2 million profit. holiday sales, we're talking holiday shopping, and fedex is doing well, officially kicks off a holiday shopping season so with a look at the hottest toys for your kids or grandkids is the senior editor for retailing. thanks for coming on the show today. really appreciate it. i want to get to these toys in the second but let's talk about the best place to buy them online or in the real world? >> they have the in-store option, those are the big retailers for toys. either way, whenever. what ihappening now, this sort of omni channel approach where retailers have an online arm and sales are across the board pretty even. whatever works for you. some people like to touch and feel and some stay home in their pajamas so it depends what
, sunday night at 8:00 p.m. >> with soldiers placed on a century duty on the road in and out of a boston, and on guard outside the homes of officials, and of british artillery now aimed at the townhouse, of the general court, it is easy to understand why many of felt threatened. of course not everyone in boston is white. within a month of their arrival in 1768, three british officers, probably drunk had been discovered encouraging african american slaves to attack their white masters. one of the drug officers assured the officersbostonians that the soldiers were coming to a procurer their freedoms. while of the slaves sensibly ignored these lies, the british army is not in a boston to free the slaves. several white residents launched complaints to captain wilson and is probably drug friends, engaging in a dangerous rebellion. >> tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern, part of the holiday weekend now through monday morning on c-span 3, american history tv. >> "washington journal" continues. host: paul rothstein is a georgetown university law professor. talking about seceding from the united states.
springfield, massachusetts, about 90 miles west of boston. the blast was so loud, it was heard for miles around. >> i jumped. i could feel the garbage cans move next to me. i could hear the windows shaking. automatically -- i knew where it came from, from this part of the city. >> firefighters were investigating a gas leak about 40 minutes before the explosion. some of the injured include firefighters and utility workers, but authorities say there were no fatalities. >>> well, a party train from southern california to las vegas is on the fast track to becoming reality. the las vegas railway express and union pacific railroad have agreed to start working on tracks for what they call the x train. it would make the roundtrip from fullerton in orange county to downtown las vegas using trains equipped with big screen tvs, recliners and two of these, they are calling them ultra lounges. crews hoping to have the new line up and running by new year's eve 2013. >>> california lived up to its reputation as being the bluest of the blue states this year. it the state's congressional delegation is ov
, but springfield was a city where people who couldn't get a job in boston, couldn't get a job in new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brus
. live look outside of boston, massachusetts. where it was a chilly 44 degrees. this is another reason for you to enjoy living in the bay area. >> >> we're back it is 9:30 a.m.. >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. air heavenly ski resort. he looks quite bill for outside. >> this is not enough snow for some people but it is enough on the ground. this is deftly way they for you to there is plenty of sunshine and we did wake up to some areas of fall but we are coitus the low 70's in a lot of areas. it will be clear mile into the evening. take a look at temperatures right now. at we are now in the 40's. it is 48 is santa rosa and mid-50s for the east bay shore. it is already in the '60s for half moon bay. at it is about 71 degrees expected for livermore as 66 degrees expected--73 degrees are expected for santa rosa and nevada. 68 degrees are inspected for downtown san francisco. if we do have rain and i will tell you about this letter. >> keeping an eye on this restaurant we have been here all morning long. this a small business saturday and this is when shoppers are encourage
. >> well, my family came down from boston. my in-laws now. and that is a group of all of us. and way, way, way in the back is the parade. this is my first time spending thanksgiving in new york city with the parade, and i didn't realize how all the streets are closed off. i'm like oh, we'll just walk up to it. we saw papa smurf. we saw spiderman. so the kids were happy. >> this is your first married holiday. like me this is my first married holiday. but because of work, we didn't have time to travel so. we volunteered for an organization in new york that provides home and shelter to lgbt youth. that is the before picture of the yams. that is the after. >> who was cooking? >> this was a combination. if you saw that shot, we had patrick, who was taking everybody to the gun show. [ laughter ] >> two tickets, right? >> but ally sheedy was in that picture. the actress and her daughter. it was a new oven. >> it's true. sometimes they just don't work way they should. it's a good excuse. >> blame the appliances. >> if you have a stash of marshmallows, you cover up the burns. >> good tips. we'll b
takes command of the continental army he goes to boston and sees black men with guns and knows he's not going to build a self this to his brethren south carolina and georgia. he stops that. eventually he changed his mind when he needed more bodies and his army peer we always have to weigh these things. they are not black-and-white issues. he was a man of his time, part of the society utterly dependent on slavery and knew he was not going to change the minds of his fellow slaveholders. we point to these founding fathers and genuinely with admiration. but this was clearly where they did not see the great conflagration that was coming. how still out c. davis is the author on "in depth" on booktv on c-span 2. a better after we have with some questions have been preapproval shape as now. we have an hour and half program. we'll be right back. >> host: and we're back live with kenneth davis, author and historian in new york city. this is booktv on c-span 2. mr. davis come you say when it comes to your career, your writing career that she give a lot of credit to join davis. who is that? >
, boston tea party and so on. and then of the american civil war. we knew almost everything about that. we had the battle of antitee tunnel and gettysburg and so on. into when i came here in 1957, i found i really knew a lot more about the revolution and the civil war than colleagues here, students and academics. but we never heard a word about the war of 1812. it was not mentioned, and it was not in our history. any idea why that should be? >> the speaker noted that he was educated in australia, and there was quite a comprehensive education on the topics of the american revolution and the american civil war but almost nothing on the war of 1812, and why might that be? well, the british did not tend to regard the american war of 1812 as a particular significant war at all. for the british, this was just a side show in the global war with napoleon. so for them the war of 1812 is not as important as the one that's happening on the european continent, so that might have something to do with what was taught in australia. but the fact of the matter is, it doesn't taught very much here either. i
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